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Trethowans’ Corporate & Commercial team recognised as top firm in the South


Trethowans has seen its Corporate & Commercial team in the South East recognised as ‘top tier’ in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500.

Six of Trethowans’ Corporate and Commercial lawyers (Mike WatsonJon SticklandLucy GleisnerNick GentMark Nixon and Julian Hamblin) are mentioned in the commentary for their standout contribution.

Trethowans’ Corporate and Commercial team in the South West, based in Bournemouth, have also moved up the rankings and are now ranked tier 2.

Trethowans acts for clients ranging from local SMEs through to large international brands. The team has been growing, following its hire of Jon Stickland and the addition of Julian Hamblin from Womble Bond Dickinson in early 2020.

Trethowans banking and finance team have also been recognised for their work on corporate borrowing, refinancing, acquisition finance and agricultural finance.

The Legal 500 quotes one client: “This practice is unique. The whole team are very knowledgeable in their field and always puts clients first. I have found they are willing to go the extra mile and nothing is too difficult for them. Having used other practices in the past, Trethowans stand head and shoulders above the rest and its customer service is best in class.”

Another said that Mike Watson and Lucy Gleisner are “…well informed, and put their clients’ objectives first. Great listeners and communicators. Both are able to work through complicated issues to a resolution.”

For 33 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme. Their research is based on feedback from clients, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

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